Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make 1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate,don't you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is nowenraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)
Confessions of an Angry Girl was an interesting read, not exactly what I was expecting or hoping for but it managed to keep my attention long enough for me to finish it. I liked it but I didn't love it. For one, I thought that this kind of story line is a bit too young for the character's age. The main character's friend decided to go on the pill... BUT SHE'S FOURTEEN?!?! I understand that some fourteen-year-olds do that type of stuff but I just felt really uncomfortable.
Rose is going through a rough patch in her life; her dad died, her brother is distant and her mother barely speaks. On top of all that she has to deal with kissing a popular guy who might be dating a bitchy cheerleader. There isn't much for her to do but try to pull through the bullying and the pain and focus on what life might throw at her next.
When I first saw the book I thought, "Hmmm, this looks awesome!" and then I read the blurb and thought, "Wow! I'm definitely going to love this book, it sounds like something I would normally go for." I was expecting a cute teenage romance centering around a girl who definitely does not lead the most perfect life. But no, what I actually got was a load of stupid young teens trying to be badman. The main character's best friend had to go through this initiation test to be a cheerleader and part of the test was drinking herself senseless. And even though the main character warned her friend REPEATEDLY, she still went through with it? The girl let a load of cheerleaders shove alcohol down her throat so she could be a cheerleader. Kill. Me. Now.
On the other hand, the book did have good parts that I really enjoyed and made me want to read more. Some of the minor characters made the book more bearable and I could easily relate to them, but the main characters? They gave me a terrible headache and I wished they would just all shut up because I didn't give a crap about how bad their lives were and how I should feel sorry for them. I just didn't.
I would recommend Confessions of an Angry Girl to those who want a short, cute contemporary story with not much plot. Even though I didn't love this story, I am prepared to give the sequel a chance because I believe that it can get better.